meretrix

noun mer·e·trix \ˈmerə̇(ˌ)‧triks\

Definition of meretrix

plural

meretrices

\ˌmerə̇‧ˈtrī(ˌ)sēz\
  1. :  prostitute with my lamentable visits to the Ring at Blackfriars, or to my meretrix in Holland Park — Cyril Connolly

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Origin and Etymology of meretrix

Latin, from merēre to earn, gain — more at merit


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